Athens Independent School District

Basic Information

Address: 104 Hawn Street Athens, Texas 75751
Phone Number: 903-677-6900
Fax Number: 903-677-6908
Superintendent: Dr. Fred Hayes

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Additional Information

Member Schools: Bel Air Elementary (PreK-3), South Athens Elementary (PreK-3), Athens Intermediate (4-5), Athens Middle School (6-8), Athens High School (9-12)
Board of Directors: Mr. Steve McElhany, Mr. Raymond Williams, Mr. Bob Spears, Ms. Jennie Mahmoud, Mr. Robert Risko, Ms. Ginger Kirk, Mr. David Freeman
Mission Statement:

Athens I.S.D. strives to create an environment where students reach their full potential and become productive, successful citizens.

Accreditation and Recognition: District Accountability Rating - Acceptable
District Characteristics: PreK-12 Public Education
School Municipalities: Public School

Athens I.S.D. established in 1914

Other Facilities: District Support Center, District Operation Center
Athletics: Football, Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Soccer, Cross Country, Golf, Powerlifting Swimming/Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball

see website ( - Parent Resources)

Belief Statements:

High Expectations for Everyone, Teaching and Learning for Everyone, Respect for Everyone


3450 Students PreK-12; 43% Caucasian, 41% Hispanic, 15% African American, 1% Asian

Organization Goals: see website ( - Administration)
Scholastic Perfomance: see TEA Accountability Report
Failing Schools: None
Summer Schools: Four week summer school grades 3-12 and Special Ed
Vision Statement: To become an exemplary school disrict in which every child achieves to his or her maximum ability through rigourous and relevant curriculum with relationships that cultivate the potential and promote the well-being of every individual child.
Delay/Closing Information: Bad Weather Notification The district may close schools for a full day or part of a day because of bad weather or emergency conditions. When such conditions exist, the Superintendent will make the official decision concerning the closing of district facilities. Make sure you are aware of the bad weather telephone network for your campus. When it becomes necessary to open late or to release students early, school officials will notify the following radio and television stations: KCKL 95.9 FM KYYK Radio Palestine 106.5 FM Jacksonville Cable TV Athens Channel 3 KETK Channel 4 Channel 5 Channel 7 KLTV Region 56 News
A.P. Classes: see website (
After School/Extracurricular Programs: see Athletics ( - Directory - Athens High School - Athletics)
Awards and Recognition: Bel Air Elementary, South Athens Elementary, Athens Intermediate, Athens Middle School - RECOGNIZED CAMPUSES
Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The purpose of Athens Independent School District is to graduate every student on time college and work ready.